Immersive art history lessons for kids, dress-up included

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Online video may now be the preferred medium for teaching today's digitally savvy teens, but there's no denying the perennial appeal of imagination and play for engaging young children. A new French company is putting that principle into practice with its art history lessons for kids, which involve putting on costumes and bringing the past to life. Launched last fall, Archimuse offers modules focusing on Renoir, Vermeer, Klimt and more for kids aged 5 to 11 years old. In addition to working from specialized books, lessons emphasize the historical context of each artist and the pertinent culture at the time.…

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